2017 04 30 newsletter

2017 04 30 Newsletter

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2017 “Young Photographer of the Year” Competition and more!


Calling all our young photographers and artists. The Parish Assembly will be running our annual YOUNG PHOTRAGPHER OF THE YEAR 2017 competition at the BEDA HALL, Ballineen Sunday 28th May 2-7pm.

Four things going on at the same time!!


The competition for Young Photographer of the Year we will have 2 categories.
PRIMARY 3rd – 6th Class. Choice of theme: BUILDINGS or OUR ENVIRONMENT.
Get the Photo Comp entry form.


We will also be running a COLOURING COMPETITION for our younger artists. Again, Two Categories:
Juniors & Seniors Class, and
1st & 2nd Class
Wonderful prizes for all. The entry form is Colour Comp Form
and these are the colouring sheets (click to download);-

Colouring Competition Juniors&Seniors Nature
Colouring Competition Juniors&Seniors Our Environment

Colouring Competition 1st&2nd Creation
Colouring Competition 1st&2nd Our Environment


DONATE A PRINT Donate a print of a photo you have taken to be exhibited and sold in aid of the COPE FOUNDATION and the Parish Building Fund. Photos can be handed in at the BEDA Hall, Ballineen on Thurs 18th/ Fri 19th May 6-7pm & Sat 20th May 2-3pm. Preferred unmounted size of 10 x 8 inches (This is open to anyone who would like to share their photo talents for charity. Work can only be accepted from ages 18+). These images will be exhibited and offered for sale at the BEDA Hall, Ballineen, on Sunday May 28th.


Photo Exhibition by Fr Tom Hayes. Also on May 28th, Fr Hayes will exhibit a selection of his photos with a local and West Cork flavour. Professionally mounted and framed images will be open sale in aid of the designated charities: the Cope Foundation and the Enniskeane Parish Building Fund (in aid of renovating Castletown Kinneigh Church).


Copies of the Entry Forms are also available locally and will also be available at the BEDA Hall on Thurs 18th/ Fri 19th May 6-7pm & Sat 20th May 2-3pm when entries are received.

Now, click on with it!!!

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First Permanent Deacons in Cork

Two Cork city men will make history this September 10th because they will be the first to be ordained to the Permanent Diaconate in our diocese.

They have completed a part-time four year formation programme which is designed to prepare them to serve in the diocese in an appointment which will be given to them by the bishop.

Everyone who trains to be a priest spends part of their final year as an ordained deacon. Their ministry may include assisting at Mass with the priest, preaching, ministering Baptism, assisting at funeral rites, and other forms of service. After a suitable period as a deacon, a candidate for the priesthood goes on to be ordained a priest.

The early Church also had people ordained as deacons who continued to be deacons without becoming a priest. Hence the person is referred to as a Permanent Deacon.

Bishop Buckley says that while many of the functions performed by deacons may be undertaken by lay people, nonetheless, the Permanent Deaconate has a special place, too. “Many of the functions which deacons perform can also be carried out by the lay faithful. The restoration of the diaconate is not intended in any way to change that situation. Deacons who perform some of these functions would be strengthened by the grace of ordination. Deacons are not intended to replace lay people; on the contrary, they can play a key role in the development and coordination in the work of lay people and will minister in close cooperation with priests and lay people who are involved in parish work.”

A permanent deacon serves the parish to which he is assigned while continuing to fulfil the responsibilities of the rest of his life, e.g., family, work, etc. 

A new Formation Course will begin in September this year. So the bishop asks us to think of who might be a suitable candidate. The diaconate is open to married and single men alike: married men must be at least 35 years on applying; celibate men can be accepted at 25. The upper age limit is 63 at ordination.

Those interested should contact their local priest or the Diocesan Director of the Permanent Diaconate, Canon Bertie O’Mahony, PP Ballineaspaig. Tel: 021- 434 694

* An explanatory leaflet with much more information is available here: Among You as One Who Serves.

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